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LONDON | The Latest: EU Brexit negotiator urges May to specify plans

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The European Union’s Brexit negotiator is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to spell out how she plans to win over Parliament less than two months before Britain leaves. Michel Barnier said Monday that he still doesn’t see … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU Brexit negotiator urges May to specify plans

LONDON | The Latest: May to try to sell Brexit deal to lawmakers

LONDON  — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:25 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will start on a campaign to sell a Brexit deal agreed with the European Union to Britain’s divided Parliament. May, who has persuaded a majority of her cabinet to back the deal, is addressing … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May to try to sell Brexit deal to lawmakers

LONDON | UK’s Brexit chief rushes to Brussels for Sunday talks

LONDON — Britain’s Brexit secretary made a rush visit to Brussels on Sunday for surprise talks with the top European Union negotiator as Brexit talks accelerated ahead of a summit later this week. Dominic Raab’s office said in a statement that the unusual weekend meeting with the EU’s Michel Barnier was necessary. “With several big … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Brexit chief rushes to Brussels for Sunday talks

BRUSSELS | EU says Brexit deal ‘within reach’ but work remains

BRUSSELS— The European Union’s Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that an agreement on Britain’s exit “is within reach” if negotiations make progress ahead of a summit next week. Michel Barnier said that up to 85 percent of the work on a deal is done but that the issue remains of how to ensure a transparent border … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU says Brexit deal ‘within reach’ but work remains

BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 p.m. European Union Brexit envoy Michel Barnier says his team is studying new ways to check goods moving into Northern Ireland in an effort to overcome a major obstacle in the negotiations. Brussels and London are still seeking a solution that would keep the border … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

BLED, Slovenia | EU’s chief Brexit negotiator says deal possible by November

BLED, Slovenia — The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator was cautiously optimistic Monday about the prospects of a deal with Britain by early November, in comments that triggered a big rally in the value of the pound. At a conference in the Alpine lake resort of Bled in northwestern Slovenia, Michel Barnier said a Brexit … Continue reading BLED, Slovenia | EU’s chief Brexit negotiator says deal possible by November

Lead Brexit campaigner urges EU flexibility on trade

BRUSSELS/January 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A top campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union is urging the bloc to back down and include the U.K.’s vast financial services sector in talks on their future trade ties. British EU lawmaker Nigel Farage said “the European Union is going to have to give a bit more than it’s … Continue reading Lead Brexit campaigner urges EU flexibility on trade